at least I shot the mayor
It's quite satisfying to see the cracks slowly starting to appear in the legend of Rudy Giuliani. Since 9/11, the former Mayor of the City of New York has been fellated for his "leadership and inspiration" in the wake of the attacks on the World Trade Center. As someone who watched the towers burn up close and personal, I never felt inspired or comforted by Giuliani's presence, and have been rather sickened by the worship he has received since that day. A new book, Grand Illusion: The Untold Story of Rudy Giuliani and 9/11, criticizes decisions made by Giuliani both before and after the terrorist attacks. An excerpt is printed this week in The Village Voice. Perhaps people will finally critically assess America's Mayor. Being in charge at the time of a crisis and showing appropriate sympathy for the dead should not automatically make one a national hero (or a presidential candidate -- gag).